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Local nonprofits receive FuzeHub grants (access required)


FuzeHub, a nonprofit organization that provides small to medium-sized manufacturers with guided access to a network of industry experts, programs and resources to solve business growth challenges, has awarded 14 collaborative projects through the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, including three ...

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Local transport companies, tech business collaborate on emission-reducing system (access required)

Leonard's Express partnered with SPI.Systems and Regional International to develop system to reduce emissions. (photo provided)

Ontario County’s Leonard’s Express has adopted a new green technology for its diesel trucks. The SPI Exhaust Reaction System, or SPIER, was developed by Rochester native and retired General Motors Corp. engineering executive Jack Schickler. Schickler partnered with Leonard’s express and ...

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RIT gets $3.3 million donation from IBM for cybersecurity efforts (access required)

A more than $3.3 million gift from IBM has equipped RIT's Global Cybersecurity Institute Cyber Range and Training Center with some of the latest tools for cybersecurity experts. Photo by Elizabeth Lamark

IBM Corp. plans to make a more than $3.3 million in-kind donation to Rochester Institute of Technology to help enhance the cybersecurity capabilities in the university’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute. The gift will enable RIT to enhance cybersecurity workforce development ...

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RIT’s Venture Creations incubator to move downtown (access required)


Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations business incubator plans to relocate its headquarters to Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone. The organization has been located on John Street in Henrietta, but in December will relocate to 40 Franklin St. downtown, within sight of ...

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RIT shares food with health care workers and campus community

RIT's Catering started delivering regular meals to healthcare workers. (RIT photo by Autumn Greer)

With a full larder and few people on campus to serve, Rochester Institute of Technology started using up its food supplies this week by delivering regular meals to health care workers at Rochester Regional Health.  The university plans to deliver ...

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RIT’s Saunders College drops standardized test requirement (access required)


For the first time, students applying for graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business won’t have to submit standardized test grades.  The college has decided to waive the GMAT/GRE tests for the fall 2020 entrants because ...

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MatchUp Monroe aims to help college students set down roots here (access required)


For years, people in Rochester have lamented the “brain drain,” meaning the trend of young people leaving Rochester as soon as they finish college. Now there’s an app to fight that. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced on Monday that the ...

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REMADE Institute selects two RIT projects for funding (access required)

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The Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute has selected 12 new projects for funding, including two involving Rochester Institute of Technology. “The selection process was highly competitive,” said Magdi Azer, REMADE’s chief technology officer. “We received many comprehensive submissions ...

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LBJ granddaughter helps rededicate NTID (access required)

Lucinda Robb, right, speaks below photos of her parents, President and First Lady Johnson, at the rededication of National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Photo by Diana Louise Carter

With touching recollections Friday of the beginnings of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, officials rededicated the groundbreaking institute to celebrate its first 50 years. The event capped months of anniversary events, for both ...

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RIT’s Legacy of King program features politics, dance and vocals (access required)

Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies

CNN commentator Tara Setmayer, viral dance sensations Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, and operatic soprano Kearstin Piper Brown will be featured at Rochester Institution of Technology’s annual Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration Jan. 31. The Expressions of King Legacy program is ...

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